The Importance Of Education

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Mariah A Rodriquez
Professor Kegley
CSUB 1009/1019
September 8, 2017
What it Means to be Educated:
There is a famous quote by Miles Kingston that states, "knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Often people use the words Knowledge, Wisdom, and Education interchangeably. However, this is far from appropriate. Currently, being an educated individual does not necessarily mean that that individual is wise or knowledgeable but simply that he or she has had an "education" and therefore carries a level of status and qualification.
The first and most often misunderstood argument is that an education does not guarantee wisdom or knowledge. To understand this, we must first examine what is wisdom. Merriam Webster defines wisdom as "the soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience, knowledge, and good judgment." In order to be wise, one must be able to apply a combination of these things to real life situations. Although an education often provides information to students in which they may use in order to become knowledgeable, as I will further discuss, the education system has been highly criticized for creating a system where students merely memorize information in order to reach certain academic requirements as opposed to retaining this information. Because of this, it has been widely accepted that many educated students are not in fact, knowledgeable. In addition to that, the education system is not

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